Sarrail, Castillo & Hall, LLP emphasizes the aggressive defense and successful trial of cases. If a new file is not susceptible to early resolution, it is prepared for successful disposition at trial. We recognize the necessity for thorough competent trial preparation and appreciate the high cost of litigation. We advocate the use of summary proceedings when there is a probable chance of success. Discovery tools are used in preparation for trial and not to complicate or prolong litigation. Paralegals and investigators are used whenever practical to defray legal costs.
The firm proactively assists the insurance industry in avoiding claims and exposure to bad faith by offering instructions, seminars, and publications in proper claims handling procedures. Insurance coverage analysis, bad faith defense and appellate work are areas of expertise offered to insurance carriers, as well.
The industry has also retained the firm as national/regional, state and local counsel in such matters as albuteral, fen/phen and latex. While located primarily in Northern California, the firm has branch offices to efficiently and cost-effectively handle litigation throughout California.
The firm takes pride in its superior work product, ethical responsibilities, and client input to achieve client satisfaction. Listing of the firm also appears in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose offices by appointment.
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James Sarrail has excellent communication skills, which he used to help me understand all the facets of our case. I am also extremely confident in hi...Read more
James Sarrail has excellent communication skills, which he used to help me understand all the facets of our case. I am also extremely confident in his technical abilities and knowledge of the law, which he demonstrated through out this entire process. I also felt extremely comfortable in his presence and that I was well represented by Jim, especially during a deposition or court hearing.Read less
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Jim Sarrail and his firm are capable attorneys who are formidable in the court room. They bring a great deal of knowledge to the table and aggressively defend cases.Read more
Sarrail, Castillo & Hall, LLP, is committed to fostering diversity and equal opportunity in the practice of law. Diversity builds on Sarrail, Castillo & Hall's long history of collegiality and respect for the individuality of our attorneys and staff. We recognize our employees' differences - diversity encompasses race, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status and a wealth of other factors that make up our Firm and our clients.
Our leadership sets the tone for creating and sustaining a diverse workplace. The Sarrail, Castillo & Hall culture is collegial, team-oriented and balanced. Besides being an outstanding law firm, we are also parents, Scout leaders, sports enthusiasts and participants, travel buffs, photographers, patrons of the arts and active members of our faith communities.
Our clients receive better legal services because of our commitment to diversity. We invite all of our clients and potential clients to join us in our celebration of diversity and equal opportunity.
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